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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...trifire_review

Interesting read.

6990+6970 Tri-Fire, 1000$, beating 3X 580 Tri-SLI, 1500$.
    
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Yay. (: Haha I'm actually surprised how much I'm enjoying my 6990. I was really set on a 590. But that might just be because it owns the 590 in bitcoin mining. Ha.

Question for OP, how is quad fire working for ya with a 6990 and two 6970s? Semi tempted to do that myself over two 6990s.
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It was working pretty well for 2 days. It was flying! But now all my computer is open on the table, since I'm changing the radiators to cool my 2X 6970.

Will try to post some pics and benchmarks when my loop will be redone this week-end.
    
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Always good to see AMD and Nvidia pushing back against one another. Gives us some great products
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That's amazing, really good news for AMD. I was beginning to think that nVidia was the clear cut better company but AMD really pulled through with the 6xxx series. The 6790 beat the 550 as well.
    
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Doesn't look like a very fair comparison. The third PCIE slot on that mobo only runs at X4 so that third 580 is almost useless.
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post #7 of 15
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Sigh.

HardOCP did 6990+6970 against 580 SLI. It was not ''fair''. 3 GPUs against 2.

Now they do 6990+6970 against 580 TRI-SLI, and it's still ''not fair''.

Man. It's 1500$ against 1000$, 200W less, and AMD is WINNING. Excuses excuses excuses...

And there is 1 or 2 fps in difference between 16X and 4X, it was proven recently. That review from HardOCP is prefectly fair. Stop trying to make excuses for Nvidia.

The only thing ''not fair'' here is the price of the 580, and Nvidia simply stealing money from people buying those. The 580 are clearly overpriced, and ''not fairly'' priced.
    
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Always love the [H] for how they setup their benches. I'm really surprised the 3x580s didn't do better.
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Sigh.

HardOCP did 6990+6970 against 580 SLI. It was not ''fair''. 3 GPUs against 2.

Now they do 6990+6970 against 580 TRI-SLI, and it's still ''not fair''.

Man. It's 1500$ against 1000$, 200W less, and AMD is WINNING. Excuses excuses excuses...

And there is 1 or 2 fps in difference between 16X and 4X, it was proven recently. That review from HardOCP is prefectly fair. Stop trying to make excuses for Nvidia.

The only thing ''not fair'' here is the price of the 580, and Nvidia simply stealing money from people buying those. The 580 are clearly overpriced, and ''not fairly'' priced.

Where is this proof because I've seen some things that beg to differ. Also, why is that in some of those benchmarks in the [H] article that there is a very small difference between dual 580s vs tri 580s? As you'll see in the Tom's article, some games are bottlenecked more severely than others when using an x4/x8 slot which is very likely the cause of that miniscule change in frame rate you see.
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Excuses.

6990+6970. 500$ less, 200W less. And winning at those high resolutions.

580 are overpriced. Plain and simple. And NOT better then AMD when going 3 GPUs against 3 GPUs.
    
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